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    Hurricane Harvey

    30 inches of rain in isolated areas ... Peak storm surge at high tide a huge concern ... We're all catching up on this projected Category 3 hurricane due to hit northeast of Corpus Christie along the Texas coastline at Port Lavaca.

    Projected to hit a discussed flood prone area where the northwest counterclockwise rotation, the worst part of the hurricane, would hit at high tide.

    The latest new hits are on Google ... Extremely dangerous flood threat ... Take care my fellow American brothers and sisters ...
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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    Yeah. Looks like they're predicting huge rainfall totals.

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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    30 inches of rain in isolated areas ... Peak storm surge at high tide a huge concern ... We're all catching up on this projected Category 3 hurricane due to hit northeast of Corpus Christie along the Texas coastline at Port Lavaca.

    Projected to hit a discussed flood prone area where the northwest counterclockwise rotation, the worst part of the hurricane, would hit at high tide.

    The latest new hits are on Google ... Extremely dangerous flood threat ... Take care my fellow American brothers and sisters ...
    I am hoping they are hyping this a bit, the thing about the tide and the storm surge leads me to believe this,
    because the difference between high and low tide at Port OConnor (closer to the coast that Port Lavaca) is only
    about 6 inches this weekend.
    Still a storm surge is nothing to mess with, the people in those areas should pack up and leave.
    I am north of the area, (Houston) but still expecting lots of rain.

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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    i hate seeing people in the path of severe weather, and i hope that no one is hurt or killed. i'd also say that i hope that there is no significant property damage, but that's somewhat unrealistic. stay as safe as possible.

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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    Houston native here, and Ive lived through my share of Hurricanes and massive rain events and if youve never had to experience one, count yourself lucky

    Hurricanes are unique in the sense that your'e well aware days in advance that they is a massive swirling storm of death and destruction slowly marching accross the Gulf and that its coming to your City and there's not **** you can do about it.

    So you stock up and prepare and hope for the best knowing there's a real good chance that you'll spend the next 2 weeks without electrcity in a City thats known for its heat and humidity

    When Rita was heading our way the rising collective tension in this City boiled over into a near panic. ( no thanks to our local weather forecasters )

    Millions of people tried to evacuate all at once on roads and highways that were never designed for a mass exodus of that scale.

    People wound up riding the storm out in their vehicles, most of which had run out of fuel idling in traffic jams that never moved for hours and hours on end.

    I hope all of our new transplants who have never experienced a Hurricane take it seriously and prepare and stay safe
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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    I am hoping they are hyping this a bit, the thing about the tide and the storm surge leads me to believe this,
    because the difference between high and low tide at Port OConnor (closer to the coast that Port Lavaca) is only
    about 6 inches this weekend.
    Still a storm surge is nothing to mess with, the people in those areas should pack up and leave.
    I am north of the area, (Houston) but still expecting lots of rain.
    Airlines now adjusting; my #1 concern for you folks is now the storm stopping its NW advance and then moving back east dumping more rain in saturated areas.

    It's time like these I wish we had more reservoirs and a water pipeline infrastructure to quickly move flood waters to areas of drought ...
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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Airlines now adjusting; my #1 concern for you folks is now the storm stopping its NW advance and then moving back east dumping more rain in saturated areas.

    It's time like these I wish we had more reservoirs and a water pipeline infrastructure to quickly move flood waters to areas of drought ...
    The current pattern could well help some of the aquifers, Lakes Falcon and Amistad both need water, and lots of it.

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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    The noise just picked up outside, this looks like the first outer band to hit my area.
    Winds gusts look to be under 40 mph.

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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    Be safe, please, and don't take any unnecessary chances. Get out if you can.
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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    The current pattern could well help some of the aquifers, Lakes Falcon and Amistad both need water, and lots of it.
    We're all praying for you folks. Good to hear updates from locals.

    I see the BP is now down to 950 millibars; winds up to 110 mph; projections of feet of rain;

    storm surge projections (with energy directly proportional to the SQUARE of the wave's amplitude); 5 foot waves giving 25 energy units---10 foot waves giving 100 energy units ;;
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